Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Avatar: The Last Airbender task force

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Some Wikipedians have formed a task force of the Television WikiProject and the Nickelodeon WikiProject to better organize information in articles related to Avatar: The Last Airbender. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them on the talk page, and if you would like to join the project, just add your username to the list of members.

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Scope and goals[edit]

The Avatar: The Last Airbender task force is a collective effort between Wikipedians to enhance and maintain the quality of all pages on Wikipedia that contain information on the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Many of the pages that relate to the series are currently muddled with conjecture, trivial information, or poor grammar/spelling. For the sake of both the users and Wikipedia as a whole, this project strives to bring all pages relating to Avatar: The Last Airbender up to par with the rest of the encyclopedia. The project seeks to reach this goal by implementing a two-step process:

  1. Establishing content guidelines and structural guidelines for Wikipedians to utilize when creating or updating articles
  2. Utilizing said guidelines to improve all current and future articles

This project is a long-term effort, and all Wikipedians are welcome to contribute, regardless of how much or how little time or energy they can be contribute. Short of Wikipedia policies and (more than likely) Wikipedia guidelines, all aspects of this project are always open to discussion and debate on the talk page. Like the pages it seeks to improve, the project itself will continue to evolve as new and exciting ideas from its members are incorporated.

Guidelines[edit]

Content[edit]

Content guidelines encompass guidelines for what types of information to include, what types of information not to include, and the appropriate style for information in all articles within the project. These guidelines are detailed below; feel free to discuss them on the talk page.

When working on Avatar: The Last Airbender articles, remember that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and should be treated as such (see What Wikipedia is not). While popular in the fan base, conjectural items such as unwarranted shipping, theories on events in a character's unrevealed past (e.g., how Fire Lord Azulon died), and possible future events in the series do not belong in any of the articles. Remember to keep in mind that there are differences between encyclopedic entries and fan webpages.

This means that when creating/editing articles, do not:

  1. Add unverifiable information, original research, your point of view, or uncited claims. This encompasses all theories, assumptions, opinions, and unwarranted shipping fantasies that are not published in reliable sources.
  2. Insert trivial information (see Notability (fiction), Fancruft, Importance).
  3. Lose sight of the fact that the series' events and characters, as fictional creations, should not be included in Wikipedia as if they are factual events that occurred in "our universe" (see Check your fiction, Manual of Style for writing about fiction).

It's also a good idea to have at least a working knowledge of the Manual of Style and the How to edit a page article to avoid others having to copy-edit, cleanup or wikify pages later.

Other than that, be bold in updating pages and have fun!

Structure[edit]

Structural guidelines encompass guidelines for how information relating to the show is broken up and distributed by categories, articles, sections, and templates, as well as the format for all articles within a category and the format for all templates. Feel free to discuss them on the talk page. Once consensus emerges on structural guidelines, they will be described here.

To-do list[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Avatar: The Last Airbender task force:
  • Restore Avatar: The Last Airbender's FA status
  • Add reliable citations to pages where necessary.
  • Add information to pages that ties the show to reality, e.g. effects on popular culture, influences, etc.
  • Copy-edit/cleanup/wikify existing articles

Article maintenance[edit]

IRC[edit]

There is now an IRC node on irc://chat.freenode.net for the Avatar WikiProject. It is called #wikipedia-avatar. Please use it to talk with other project members in need.

Referencing[edit]

In order to keep reference information uniform and as informative as possible, it is encouraged, but not required, that users use special reference templates set up to cite Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes.

{{subst:cite avatar|SEASON|EPISODE}}

Replace season and episode with the appropriate numbers. For the pilot episode, set season to either 0 or pilot. For the entire season finale (Sozin's Comet), put "season finale", "sozins comet", or "318-321" as the season.

Membership[edit]

view If you would like to join the project, contribute and then add your username below: This list had a roll call on January 11, 2009.

  1. Bananasoldier (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  2. CommanderWiki35 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  3. ChamithN (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  4. Dar book (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  5. Dylan0513 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  6. Garyzx (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  7. NuclearWarfare (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  8. Percyfangirl44 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  9. Piemanmoo (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  10. Qfl247 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  11. Rashu0 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  12. Schwindtd (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  13. SuperFlash101 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  14. Spongie555 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  15. TechFilmer (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  16. The Placebo Effect (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  17. WHSL (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  18. Ziphon (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  19. Jhenderson777 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  20. Parent5446 (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  21. DENAMAX (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)
  22. The last Wikibender (talk contribs count logs page moves block log email)


To add yourself to the list, just add yourself to the list here.

Userboxes[edit]

Members are welcome and encouraged to place the following userbox on their user pages to identify their involvement in the project and to spread the word about the project.

Code Result
{{User WikiProject Avatar: The Last Airbender}}
Placed on the user pages of project members
Avatar arrow.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Avatar:
The Last Airbender
{{User:DarknessLord/Userboxes/AvatarFan}}
To show your fandom
Avatar
This user watches Avatar: The Last Airbender religiously.
{{User:DarknessLord/Userboxes/Airbender}}
Find your element
Air
This user is an Airbender.
{{User:DarknessLord/Userboxes/Earthbender}}
Find your element
Earth
This user is an Earthbender.
{{User:DarknessLord/Userboxes/Firebender}}
Find your element
Fire
This user is a Firebender.
{{User:DarknessLord/Userboxes/Waterbender}}
Find your element
Water
This user is a Waterbender.
{{User:Tryforceful/Userboxes/Avatar}}
You know you do too
Avatar arrow.svg
This user wishes he or she
were the Avatar.

Tagging articles[edit]

All articles related to the project should have the {{TelevisionWikiProject}} template added to their talk pages.

The template has a class= parameter that provides an article assessment rating and a avatar-importance= parameter that provides an article's rating on the importance scale:

{{WikiProject Television| class=???| importance=???| avatar=yes| avatar-importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

In addition, the article is added to Category:???-Class television articles.

The following values may be used for the avatar-importance parameter:

If a rating is not assigned, the article will be filed in Category:Unassessed Avatar: The Last Airbender articles. The class should be assigned according to the grading scheme. As with the class parameter, the article is also added to Category:???-importance television articles.

For the normal importance parameter, it is the same as the avatar-importance parameter, but instead of specifying the importance of the article in the Avatar: The Last Airbender task force, it specifies the importance of the article in the Television WikiProject as a whole.

The article ratings are used to generate a project worklist.

Categories[edit]

Special:CategoryTree/WikiProject Avatar: The Last Airbender

Templates[edit]

Navigational[edit]

Wikitext Description Appearance

{{Avatar}} Placed on all articles to which it links

Infoboxes[edit]

Wikitext Description Appearance

{{Infobox Avatar: The Last Airbender character}}

{{Infobox Avatar: The Last Airbender character
| image =
| name =
| nationality =
| gender =
| hair =
| eyes =
| age =
| position =
| appearance =
| voice =
}}
Used for all main characters.
WikiProject Television/Avatar: The Last Airbender task force
Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra character

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